Top volunteer hands on cash

A TIRELESS supporter of those who have suffered cancer immediately donated the money she collected for her community honour to the fight against the disease.

Robyn Daly received $500 as Albury’s Volunteer of the Year but selflessly said the money would go to the establishment of Albury’s regional cancer centre.

The member of the Albury-Wodonga Breast Cancer Support Group, Ms Daly has been involved with Brave Hearts on the Murray since its inception in 2005.

One of her recent projects has been distributing “care bags” which provide newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with information and products to help them through their treatment.

“We live in the most wonderful city,” she said.

“The community comes together at so many points during our lives.

“Especially seeing hundreds of people come together on the Lincoln Causeway to push for a regional cancer centre here in Albury.

“We all know how hard volunteers work and we appreciate it.”

The other nominations for the award were Frank Densley, Dot Franks, Jodie Hayes, Phillip Smith and Leanne Thomson.

Albury’s Young Citizen of the Year, Nathan Mackay, is the secretary of the Albury Youth Council. His community contribution extends to official roles with the Albury Youth Cafe and Albury’s crime prevention committee.

The 17-year-old is also a member of Ettamogah Venturer Scouts.

“When I first found out I had been nominated, I was a bit humbled,” he said.

Also nominated were Callum McLeod and Daniel Kuzeff.

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